Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

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Contains :Quetiapine 100 mg
Company:Hilton Pharma
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  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder,Schizophrenia and Insomnia
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may also be prescribed as a mood elevator
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S contains Quetiapine
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement

About

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics,that help regulate dopamine and serotonin hormone levels in the body.Serotonin is one of the four ‘happiness drugs’ produced naturally by the body.Low levels of serotonin in the body lead to mood swings,depression,insomnia and other mental ailments,that Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is able to effectively treat.

1-3 tablets per day are prescribed most commonly.Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S’s dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s stage and type of illness and how well they respond to Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S and therefore,each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best by a doctor.It is normal to have your dose altered periodically,(especially in the beginning of treatment) by a doctor to best fit the patient’s requirements.Elderly patients may ingest Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S but ideally a lower dosage,as Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may worsen age related dementia.Children under the age of 10 years are not prescribed Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.

Fatigue,dry mouth,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S as

That would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not advised.It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Indications

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Anxiety disorders

How Does Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S Work

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics,that help regulate dopamine and serotonin hormone levels in the body.Serotonin is one of the four ‘happiness drugs’ produced naturally by the body.Low levels of serotonin in the body lead to mood swings,depression,insomnia and other mental ailments,that Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is able to effectively treat.

How To Use Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S 

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is advised to be taken with a meal (it can be a light meal) orally (by mouth) with plenty of water to help aid the passage of the tablet.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

1-3 tablets a day can be prescribed to patients depending upon their illness being treated.

Child Dosage 

Patients under the age of 10 years are not prescribed Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.Dosage of patients aged 10 years and above is altered for each individual depending upon the patient’s illness,suicidal thoughts (if any),weight and age.

Elderly Dosage

Patients aged 65 years and above are prescribed a low dosage of Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S and only when absolutely necessary,as it may worsen age related dementia.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to pregnant women only when absolutely necessary.If prescribed during the third trimester, Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may lead to withdrawal symptoms,breathing difficulties,feeding difficulties,irritability,tremors or limp and stiff muscles in the infant.For breastfeeding women,Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not prescribed.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Cataracts
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Thyroid impairment

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S:

  • Elderly patients
  • Pregnant women
  • Renal impairment
  • Hepatic impairment
  • History of cardiovascular
  • History of cerebrovascular disease
  • Hypotension
  • Epilepsy
  • Family history of QT prolongation
  • Congenital long QT syndrome
  • CHF (Congential heart failure)
  • Cardiac hypertrophy
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Hypomagnesaemia
  • History of seizures
  • Diabetes
  • History of urinary retention
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Increased IOP or narrow-angle glaucoma
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviour

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S:

  • Antifungals
  • Antihistamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Carbamazepine
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Divalproex
  • Amiodarone
  • Quinidine
  • Dopamine agonists
  • Pergolide
  • Erythromycin
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Levodopa
  • CNS depressants
  • Alcohol
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors
  • Anticholinergics
  • Grapefruit juice

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Postural hypotension
  • Seizures
  • Prolonged erection
  • High blood sugar
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Constipation- Can be combated by adding more fibers to the patient’s diet,asking the patient to drink plenty of fluids and to increase their physical activity to trigger contractions in the intestines.

Key Facts About Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S

  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is used to treat schizophrenia,major depressive disorder,depression and similiar illnesses
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to patients uder the age of 10 years nor to breastfeeding women
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may cause dry mouth,headache and drowsiness
  • 1-3 tablets of Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S are prescribed to be taken daily by adults
  • Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may negatively interact with alcohol,antifungals and CNS depressants

FAQS

#1.HOW TO STORE Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#4.WILL Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5.WILL Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

Yes,there is sufficient evidence to suggest that female patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#6.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#8.CAN Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#9.DOES Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S has the potential to cause an addiction but if the correct dosage is ingested properly without being misused,there is no need to worry about an addiction or dependency developing.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy,thus if taken with the medication it may lead to extreme dizziness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#12.IS Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.Patients aged 65 years and above are prescribed a low dosage of Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S and only when absolutely necessary,as it may worsen age related dementia.

#13.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence,if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#14.CAN I TAKE Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to pregnant women only when absolutely necessary.If prescribed during the third trimester, Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S may lead to withdrawal symptoms,breathing difficulties,feeding difficulties,irritability,tremors or limp and stiff muscles in the infant.

#15.IS Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S SAVE TO BE PRESCRIBED TO BREASTFEEDING WOMEN?

For breastfeeding women,Qusel 100mg Tablet 10.0 ‘S is not prescribed.

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